Matt Selby's name became synonymous first with Vesta Dipping Grill, then Steuben's and, more recently, Ace, but that will be no more. Selby, who joined Josh Wolkon at Vesta Dipping Grill fifteen years ago, is leaving the nest.
The departure was announced in a press release sent by Josh Wolkon, founder of Vesta, Steuben's and Ace, in which he stated, "Jen and I will be forever grateful for everything Chef Selby has helped us accomplish. We have grown up together, shared marriages, births, travels, and memorable food and restaurant related experiences. As a team, we have participated in countless community events."
The same press release quotes chef Selby who said, "It's time for a new and different challenge. It's been an incredible 15 year run and I am proud of everything Josh, Jen and I have accomplished. We have built three successful restaurants together appeared on four Food Network shows, had multiple visits to the James Beard House and written a cookbook. We have travelled the world and done a ton of philanthropy work together. It is just time for me to take what I have learned and try something on my own. It's time to leave the nest."
Vesta Dipping Grill will be helmed by chef Brandon Foster, who has served as executive chef for the past 5 years. Chef Brandon Biederman will continue in his role of the past six years as executive chef of Steuben's and now Ace.
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